Grout Machine Tender

Tend machines that force mortars into spaces.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grout Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that forces mortar into spaces between firebrick and steel shell of taconite ore furnace: Inspects furnace to detect discoloration spots which indicate flaws in firebrick inner wall of furnace. Shovels grout into reservoir of machine. Attaches airhose to compressed air system and grout hose to nipple on shell of furnace with wrench. Starts machine and observes pressure gauge to determine when space is filled. Caps nipple welded onto furnace shell, using wrench. May mix mortar, using electrically driven paddle wheel. May dismantle and clean grout machine and equipment, using wrenches, water, and airhoses.

Should I be a Grout Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Grout Machine Tender

    Grout Machine Tenders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Grout Machine Tender-related education!
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